Eugene W. Casanova, CPAgeno.firstname.lastname@example.org
History and Experience
Geno’s 40-plus years as an accountant began with a BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Geno got the idea to become an accountant from his father, who did similar work. Prior to the founding of Ricci & Company, Geno spent 16 years at Big 4 accounting firms. During his time at Arthur Anderson, he was a member of the National Construction Industry Committee. He also served as the partner-in-charge for the Albuquerque tax practice of Ernst & Young. At Ricci & Company, he feels fortunate to work with wonderful people who are the finest talent in Albuquerque.
Like many CPAs in New Mexico, he’s been a generalist and has worked with a great diversity of industries while developing expertise in many areas. He especially enjoys working with the unique issues in the construction industry and has a special affinity for the particular mindset of people in the construction business. He has also been a guest lecturer at UNM’s Anderson School of Management.
Geno enjoys working with his clients, some of whom have worked with him since his arrival in Albuquerque 40 years ago. Many of these clients have become close friends, which makes it fun to work with them. He also works with the children of several long-time clients. Geno has known some of these second-generation clients since they were born.
After many years of being in charge of the tax department, Geno is pleased with Ricci & Company’s leadership transition to the new generation, and will continue to serve his clients as he has for decades. In his opinion, Ricci & Company has done their transition right, with the right people in the right places.
Community Involvement & Professional Memberships
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New Mexico Society of CPAs
- Albuquerque Del Norte Rotary Club — current member and past treasurer and past board member
- Del Norte Rotary Foundation — past board member
- Casa Esperanza — past board member
- Christina Kent Day Nursery — past board member
Professional Affiliations and Credentials
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
When he’s not in the office, Geno loves to play golf. When he eventually does retire, he hopes to be able to play more golf than he does now, and he looks forward to teaching his grandsons to play this great game.